‘Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft.’ Amazon is said to be worried about rival’s lead in productivity, business apps.

Amazon Web Services’ business-apps team talks a lot about how to catch Microsoft, a person told Insider.  AWS leads in cloud infrastructure but Microsoft dominates the market for business productivity apps. It has discussed forming a “Rebel Alliance” with other software makers to compete with Microsoft. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Amazon is … Read more

Frequent run-ins with India govt cloud U.S. tech expansion plans

Another spat between India’s government and U.S. big tech has exacerbated disillusion among firms which have spent billions to build hubs in their largest growth market, to the extent some are rethinking expansion plans, people close to the matter said. The government on Saturday said Twitter Inc had not indicated compliance with new rules aimed … Read more

G7 nations reach ‘historic’ agreement over global corporate tax

Finance ministers from wealthy G7 nations on Saturday pledged to commit to a global minimum corporate tax of at least 15 percent, rallying behind a US-backed plan. “We… commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent on a country by country basis,” said a statement at the conclusion of their London meeting. … Read more

EU wants more from Big Tech against disinformation

It was signed by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and in June 2020 by TikTok, as well as players in the advertising sector. The EU on Wednesday tasked tech giants such as Facebook, YouTube and TikTok to do more against disinformation and provide much better access to their algorithms as well as beef up fact-checking. The … Read more

We need to build a cloud for the next decade: Satya Nadella

Microsoft Corp. chief executive officer Satya Nadella has highlighted the need to “foundationally transform” how cloud technologies can drive the next level of economic growth, as the world witnesses a second wave of digital transformation. “The true test of technology has always been whether organizations can improve their time to value, increase agility, and reduce … Read more

A Google and Microsoft alum who raised $140 million to take on Microsoft Office explains why productivity is one of the most attractive ‘jokes’ in Silicon Valley.

For billions of people around the world, Microsoft Office and Google Docs are the default apps for writing documents. But they are ready to be challenged as people working from home reach for better tools for collaboration, believes Shishir Mehrotra, founder and CEO of Coda. Mehrotra worked for both Google and Microsoft before starting Coda, … Read more